Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1, and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale. He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Dogville, and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code. He is also known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which he also portrayed The Vision, for which he garnered praise. He is set to reprise his role as Vision in Captain America: Civil War.
He has been nominated for various awards, including BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Bettany is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has three children.
His most commercially successful films have been The Da Vinci Code which grossed US$758 million, The Avengers which grossed over US$1.5 billion, and Iron Man 3 which grossed over US$1.2 billion.